Spring Storm

Photo by Kate McDonald // CC
Photo by Kate McDonald // CC

I went to bed in spring and woke up in winter. Again. Snow is covering the ground this morning with a threat of more snow and rain throughout the day. It could be a good day to stay inside, bake something, and read poetry. Here’s one to get you started.

Spring Storm
by William Carlos Williams

The sky has given over
its bitterness.
Out of the dark change
all day long
rain falls and falls
as if it would never end.
Still the snow keeps
its hold on the ground.
But water, water
from a thousand runnels!
It collects swiftly,
dappled with black
cuts a way for itself
through green ice in the gutters.
Drop after drop it falls
from the withered grass-stems
of the overhanging embankment.

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